It would be foolish to underestimate the clout of a stink bug in Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite. The little insects scuttle through crevices in the homes of the working-class and the rich alike, infiltrating spaces in secret and stealing whatever they can without worrying about bloodshed.
The stink bugs act as the spirit animal for one restless family – man of the house Ki-taek, his wife Chung-sook and his children Ki-woo and Ki-jung. We meet them scrambling for free WiFi and folding grubby pizza boxes for pennies, until Ki-woo picks up a job with the Park family.
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